Thursday, the 4th of June, 1657.
Ld. Moore's Estate.
A BILL for enabling Henry Lord Viscount Moore,
of Drogheda, to sell Part of his Lands, for Payment of his Composition, was this Day read the Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel
Jephson, Major Aston, Major-General Kelsey, Sir Lislebone
Long, Colonel Phil. Jones, Lord Strickland, Major
Morgan, Mr. Rushworth, Sir Thomas Wroth, Colonel
John Jones, Lord Cockram, Alderman Foote, Sir Christofer
Pack, Mr. Timbs, Colonel Zanchy, Major-General Lilbourne, General Disbrow, Major Brisco, Mr. Bampfeild,
Mr. Nevill, Mr. Gookin, Major Beake, Colonel Carter,
Mr. Lloyd, Colonel Cooper, Major Audley, Major-General
Whalley, Colonel Fowke, Colonel Twisleion: To meet
To-morrow at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Inner Court of Wards.
Letter from the Protector.
A Letter from his Highness the Lord Protector, of
the 29th of May 1657, directed to Mr. Speaker, and
by him communicated to the Parliament, was this Day
Petition and Advice.
Colonel Shapcott reports from the Committee to whom
it was referred to consider of the additional Resolves of
this House to the Petition and Advice, and to put them
into a Method, That the said Committee have thought
it best to put the same by way of additional Articles to
the Petition and Advice: Which were read; and were
intituled, The humble additional and explanatory Petition
and Advice of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now
assembled in Parliament of this Commonwealth.
Places of Trust.
He also reports a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better
Choosing of Persons into Places of Trust.
Which were both this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, upon
Monday Morning next: And that the additional and explanatory Petition and Advice be then also taken into
A Bill for an Assessment upon England, for Three
Months, at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds by the
Month, to commence from the Twenty-fifth of March
1657, was this Day read the Third time.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words;
viz. "Provided, and be it Enacted, by the Authority
aforesaid, That, for the Removal of Obstructions in the
Bringing in of the Three Months Assessment aforesaid, by
the Times limited for Paying in of the same, That all Lands
shall be henceforth charged in that Constablewick, Division, or Allotment wherein it lieth; and that no Person
be taxed for one and the same Land in Two Counties, but
unto that County only unto which it hath ever paid:
Which was twice read.
Resolved, That this Proviso shall be Part of . . Bill.
A Rider was offered in Parchment, with the Name of
Francis Harvey Esquire, to be a Commissioner for the
Town of Northampton:
Which was twice read; and ordered to be Part of
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these
"Provided nevertheless, and it is hereby Declared,
That, in case the Ordering and Payment of the Monies by
this Act appointed, in to the immediate Receipt of the
Exchequer, shall be found inconvenient, so as the Monies
raised hereby cannot be paid in by the Time limited in this
Act, for the seasonable Supply of the public Service,
that then it shall and may be lawful for his Highness the
Lord Protector and Council (if they shall so judge it fit) to
order and direct the Managing, Levying, and Payment of
the said Monies, in such a Way, Method, and Manner,
as the monthly Assessments for the Army have been formerly managed, raised, and paid; any Thing in this Act
to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding."
Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That this Proviso shall be Part of this Bill.
A Rider was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz.
"The Mayor for the Time being, William Stone, James
Heley, and Humphrey Ditton, to be Commissioners for the
City of Salisbury:" Which was twice read; and, upon
the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.
And the Bill, with these Schedules, was, upon the
Resolved, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired
to this Bill.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to wait on
the Lord Protector, to acquaint his Highness, That the
House hath prepared a Bill for the Assessments; and some
other Bills: And desire his Highness will be pleased to
appoint a Time for the Passing of them: Viz. General
Disborow, Sir Christofer Pack, Major-General Whalley,
Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Westlake, Col. Carter, Col. Sidenham, Mr. Dunch, Captain Blackwell, Colonel Zanchy,
Sir Tho. Honeywood, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Mr. Williams,
Colonel Purefoy, Sir Theophilus Jones, Lord Ewres,
Mr. Timbs, Mr. Moody, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Alderman
Geldart, Colonel Castle: And this Committee are to
meet at Seven of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Ordered, That the Committees to whom the Bills of
Assessment for Scotland and Ireland are referred, do
bring them in To-morrow Morning.
Proceedings concerning Cook, &c.
The Question being propounded, That Mr. AttorneyGeneral be required to move the Barons of the Exchequer
to put off the Trial of the Cause, wherein the Trustees at
Drury-House are Plaintiffs against Colonel Edward Cook,
and others, appointed to be tried at the Bar To-morrow,
to be tried in Michaelmas Term next; the Defendants in
that Case paying such Costs for the Charge of the Jury,
and otherwise, as that Court shall think fit;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Negative.
Mr. Carter thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to
Mr. Carter, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon,
preached Yesterday before the Parliament at Margarett's,
Westminster, (being a Day set apart for publick Thanksgiving:) And that he be desired to print his Sermon:
And that he have the like Liberty and Privilege in printing
the same, as hath been allowed to others in like Cases:
And that Major-General Goff and Colonel Carter, or
One of them, do give him Thanks.